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Checklist to Reduce Your Risk of Falling at Home


Keep floors free from clutter

Remove scatter/throw rugs

Place non-skied treads or double-sided tape under area rugs

Wipe up spills immediately

Make sure floors are not slippery

Move furniture to make walking paths clear

Coil or tape cords and wires next to the wall or add additional outlets


Remove clutter

Use handrails while taking the stairs

Place non-skid treads

Use bright reflective tape to mark the edge of the stairs

Add better lighting – overhead at top and bottom of stairs

Fix loose or uneven steps

Put in light switches that flow at top and bottom of stairs

Make sure carpet is firmly attached to every step

Fix loose or broken handrails

Make sure handrails are on both sides of stairs and are long as the stairs


Replace dim, burned out or glaring lights with bright, soft white bulbs

Use night lights, especially on path from bed to bathroom

Make sure lights are easy to turn on and off

Keep a flashlight readily available and one is near your bed

Make sure your flashlight s are charged

Place lamp closed to bed and easy to reach


Use a raised toilet seat and safety frame

Set water temperature at 120 degrees or less

Place non-skid adhesive strips or mats in the tub or shower

Use liquid soap or soap on a rope

Have grab bars next to toilet and in the tub or shower

Use a tub/shower seat


Move items you use often to lower shelves, about waist level

Only use step stool, if you must, and get one with a bar to hold on to

Never use a chair as a step stool.


Select furniture with armrests for support in getting up and down

Keep phones in easy reach

Move object to be picked up closer to something sturdy to hold on to before picking it up

Keep emergency numbers in large print near each phone

Put a phone near the floor in case you fall and can’t get up

Wear an alarm device that will bring help in case you fall and can’t get up


Begin a regular exercise program

Review your medicines with your health care providers

Have your vision and hearing checked

Wear shoes both inside and outside the house

Avoid wearing floppy slippers of long robes

Consult your health care provider about any dizziness or weakness

Avoid sitting on low furniture or chairs without arms

Use mobility aids such as canes, walkers, scooters or wheelchairs

Share this checklist with your family and other caregivers


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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